BuzzFeed has an interesting report about Facebook buying Instagram. Back in 2011, Facebook has actually copied the Instagram for their mobile app. It’s almost completed. So, why would Facebook want to buy the Instagram now?
Facebook was trying to copy Foursquare by offering places. As you may already know, many people are still using the Foursquare. Buying the Instagram prevent Facebook to be accused about copying Instagram. It seems now perfectly okay to have such features in the Facebook app, while having the hottest photo social network at the same time.